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Super Eagles My Priority, Not Zamalek –Peseiro

Super Eagles My Priority, Not Zamalek  –Peseiro

Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro has distance himself from applying for a managerial job with Zamalek in Egypt.

Recall that on Monday, the Portuguese tactician was reported to have applied to coach Egyptian club despite having a contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

However, in a chat with btolat.com, Peseiro has revealed that he has no contact with the club and that he’s more focused with the Super Eagles job.


“At the present, all my focus is on the Nigerian national team only,” the Portuguese told btolat.com.

 

Read Also: 2026 WCQ: Super Eagles’ Inability To Beat Lesotho, Zimbabwe May Haunt The Team –Esin



“There are no negotiations from Zamalek in any case and I am not thinking about anything else.”

Peseiro is under pressure following the Super Eagles poor start to the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.

There have been persistent calls for his sack after the Super Eagles could only draw their opening two games against Lesotho and Zimbabwe.

 

By Augustine Akhilomen


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COMMENTS

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  • Abbey 7 months ago

    Paseiro please go, Zamalek job will fetch you more money. Leave Super Eagles of Nigeria alone, we really appreciate your time.please we beg you to go!

  • Chima E Samuels 7 months ago

    I knew this was the whole drama. Nigeria media are amateurs the news should be about the sport ministry on how to fix lapses and finding exit solutions for Peseiro because judging by the picture above Nigeria is already doomed with this man. I don’t know why but it’s sickening that Nigeria football is gone even further!!!

  • Chima E Samuels 7 months ago

    Zamalek will not hire him this man’s agent paid this fake news to divert observers match outcome and hype the clown as a wanted man by Zamalek. If this is not staged which Zamalek will employ a serial failure from Venezuela and Nigeria to coach them out of crisis??? Fake News Zamalek never saw him as an option!!!!

  • JimmyBall 7 months ago

    I hear that Amaju Pinnick and Sunday Dare were very excited to just speak to Jose Maurinho on phone when he they inquired about Peseiro’s capabilities from him. The fraud came third according to the interview results but was still chosen ahead of a coach like Phillip Cocu who was even a great player in his days. They hired a toad whose only skill is carrying drawing board in-hand and pacing like a confused conman whose gimmick has gone wrong during games… this man must be frustrated faraway from the SE… I only liked that he had balls to callup new players and discard deadwoods but his tactics is stone age… the foundation of a good team firstly is defence and not insane recklessly lethargic attack where everyone is afraid to take initiative and go direct at opposing defenders… rather than the usual boring aimless passing with no effect… there players in the Nigerian National League (NNL) better than weak players like Aribo and Uzoho… yes, I thank them for their patriotism but they should vamoose now.

    • Mr. Nice 7 months ago

      Nigerianssss…… Haaaa…. when Rorh’s team was defensive and conservative we complained and wanted a coach who can replicate the now outdated nigeria’s 442 wing play, now that you have someone who’s coaching mindset fits what you want you now want a return back to the defensive style you all criticized…. una well-done ooo

      • Dr. Drey 7 months ago

        Hahahahah. Mr Nice…..Exactly what went through my mind as I read this gibberish…LMAOooo

        They all criticized Rohr’s 4231, 433 and 352 with a double pivot….they called him all sorts of names, coward, defensive, conservative, timid, the list is endless.

        They wanted all out attack, we should be “unleashing all our attacking arsenal on opponents” according to them….LMAOoo

        They all wanted 10 strikers invited for every camp

        They all wanted wingplay

        They wanted the “Nigerian Style”

        They wanted 1994 style

        The wanted early substitutions

        They wanted a predictable style of play

        They wanted old players kicked out of the team

        They wanted a braggadociaous loudmouth that will boast and boast and boast….ah…Rohr was always putting our players down, Rohr lacks confidence, Rohr does not have a winning mentality….they wanted Rohr to lie to them and call our players the best in Africa.

        Peserio did his homework well, he took note of all these host of regressive yearned for, just like Nigerian politicians, he came on and sold them lies, telling them the sweet nothings they want to hear….bragging to their fickle minds that he will win AFCON….LMAooo

        He gave the 16-0 aggregate victories vs Sao Tome and they felt we have arrived….LMAOoo

        He gave them 442…..he gave them wingplay, he gave them 1994 style, he even makes substitutions as early as the 46th minute of games…..LMAOoo

        He gave them a predictable style that even a madman can decode.

        He kicked out all old players for them…..LMAOoo..now they are wailing about lack of leadership in the team.

        They said Rohr’s patterns were not discernable, now they have a coach whose patterns are so discernable you can bet the SE will start a game with a 442 and end it with a 442 whether they are winning or losing….LMAOoo.

        Peserio is giving them everything they hounded Rohr for…..including failure and heart aches…..LMAOoo.

        This is the real definition of “Serves you Rihgt”…..LMAOoo

      • JimmyBall 7 months ago

        …You’ll talking as if it was not Mikel Obi that first criticized Rohr that his approach to games were too timid! When Rohr setup his astute defence structure for Super Eagles against Sierra Leone in Benin City what happened? Did our 4goals lead not get cancelled like knife through butter? How about when South Africa visited Uyo on his first game… was wotowoto not the name of what our team received that day? Rohr is just another low-budget acrobatic white merchant of hope… I am not one to be fooled by any mediocre white messiah like most people will on themselves. I believe in givigng Nigerian coaches opportunities, treating them well and spelling out a conduct code for them to operate based upon merit and objective decisions with manangement of football team.

        …@Mr.Nice and @Dr.Drey, I have a question for you guys to answer… is it written in FIFA’s constitution that Rohr must coach Nigeria for life because Nigeria is the only country where his magic works? Rohr has a chance to wave his magic wand coaching Benin Republic right… why isn’t his tactical acumen bearing fruits in benin Republic?

        • Dr. Drey 7 months ago

          Hahahaha….Rohr only started becoming defensive in the Eyes of Mikle when Rohr sat him on the bench for Iwobi after he came back from retirement to post 2 tasteless showings at the 2019 AFCON….LMAOoo…so we understand his frustration.

          Now that you have having a team that lines up 6 attackers in a game I hope you are finding so much joy you are no crying for a revert to Rohr’s hitherto “timid” double pivot methods…..LMAOOo

          Rohr drew 4-4 in Benin but delivered that qualification with 2 games to spare, something that has NEVER happen in the history of Nigerian football….LMAOoo

          Rohr lost 0-2 to SA in Uyo, but still delivered that qualification away in Johannesburg with a game to spare….LMAOo

          So learn to see beyond your nostrils….Mr Man…..LMAOoo

          Even Argentina with their world cup winning team and coach just lost 0-2 on homesoil a few days ago, but guess what, that loss amounts to nothing currently as they are still topping the WCQ group in South America and will amount to NOTHING when they eventually qualify for the WCQ.

          The end they say justifies the means.

          So gnash your teeth and crow till tomorrow like a hungry sparrow about drawing S/L in Benin, losing to SA in UYO or CAR in Lagos, they all amount to NOTHING. The end goal in both instances was reaching the main tournament eventually which Rohr delivered with his eyes closed back then.

          If his defence was not astutely set up in all his assignments, we wouldn’t be topping our qualification gorups from day 1 to the last day as we used to do. The only time we’ve had a now famed defensive wall since 1994 is still under Rohr, a wall we all now fondly remember as the Oyinbo wall.

          Please what wall has your Kenneth Nesta Omeruo, Semi Van Dijk Ajayi, and Calvin Baresi Bassey combined to produce for us now…LMAOoo???

          Peserio has not even lost any match so far yet, and we are already at risk of missing our 2nd consecutive WC since Rohr left……LMAooo, same way your local coaches will not lose any matches, yet we still wouldn’t qualify for tournaments…..LMAooo.

          Go and find out how Benin republic was performing b4 Rohr was engaged and benchmark it with how they are performing now and come back here to lie to us his tactical acumen isn’t bearing fruits….LMAOo.

          By the end to today, Benin might just be ahead of Nigeria in our WCQ group…LMAOo. And they might just be the ones to drive the final nail in the coffin of our 2nd consecutive WC qualification failure again…LLMAOoo

          Once again, it serves yall right…LMAOOo. Everything Rohr was getting criticized for by y’all is what you are now craving so madly…..LMAooo

    • God bless you 

  • Dr. Drey 7 months ago

    Hahahahah. Mr Nice…..Exactly what went through my mind as I read this gibberish…LMAOooo

    They all criticized Rohr’s 4231, 433 and 352 with a double pivot….they called him all sorts of names, coward, defensive, conservative, timid, the list is endless.

    They wanted all out attack, we should be “unleashing all our attacking arsenal on opponents” according to them….LMAOoo

    They all wanted 10 strikers invited for every camp

    They all wanted wingplay

    They wanted the “Nigerian Style”

    They wanted 1994 style

    The wanted early substitutions

    They wanted a predictable style of play

    They wanted old players kicked out of the team

    They wanted a braggadociaous loudmouth that will boast and boast and boast….ah…Rohr was always putting our players down, Rohr lacks confidence, Rohr does not have a winning mentality….they wanted Rohr to lie to them and call our players the best in Africa.

    Peserio did his homework well, he took note of all these host of regressive yearned for, just like Nigerian politicians, he came on and sold them lies, telling them the sweet nothings they want to hear….bragging to their fickle minds that he will win AFCON….LMAooo

    He gave the 16-0 aggregate victories vs Sao Tome and they felt we have arrived….LMAOoo

    He gave them 442…..he gave them wingplay, he gave them 1994 style, he even makes substitutions as early as the 46th minute of games…..LMAOoo

    He gave them a predictable style that even a madman can decode.

    He kicked out all old players for them…..LMAOoo..now they are wailing about lack of leadership in the team.

    They said Rohr’s patterns were not discernable, now they have a coach whose patterns are so discernable you can bet the SE will start a game with a 442 and end it with a 442 whether they are winning or losing….LMAOoo.

    Peserio is giving them everything they hounded Rohr for…..excluding results…..LMAOoo.

    This is the real definition of “Serves you Rihgt”…..LMAOoo

    • oluwoleo 7 months ago

      Dr Drey…you are not a good person. You are always happy to see Nigeria fail to prove your points. Is your Lord and master, Rohr doing better wherever he is now? If Peseiro is doing well or not, our dear Super Eagles is the team that is at the receiving end. Yes, Peseiro needs to go now just as Rohr deserved to be removed but only the timing was bad.

      • Bomboy 7 months ago

        @Oluwoleo, thank you so much.

        Rohr was not good enough, neither is Paseiro. I marvel at people who show more loyalty to the coaches than to the national team itself.

        Despite my statement above. I am still of the opinion that the real problem with our Super Ragles is not the coaches but their employers, the NFF. Why do they love hiring .ediocre coaches?

        • Dr. Drey 7 months ago

          Hahahaha…when we were all warning you of the disasters you were about to plunge yourselves with your hatred for a just man who was being intentionally sabotaged to fail, was it China we were showing loyalty to or Isreal….??? LMAOOo.

          Now they want to talk about loyalty….LMAOoo.

          I am loyal to Nigeria, but disloyal to injustices of any form

      • Dr. Drey 7 months ago

        Hahahaha….I agree I am not a good person.

        I hope you and your likes were the good persons when y’all were insulting me back then for pointing out the errors of your ways.

        So what crime have I committed if my points end up getting proven in the end…? Why does it give you headache that your collective myopia always leads yall into the dungeons of failure…..LMAOoo.

        Go and deal with the guilt conscience that is traumatizing you and leave Dr.Drey out of your misery.

        Rohr is emminently doing better where he is now, he is not being owed salaries and he is not being sabotaged by haters and ignoramuses who ramble perpertullly on the pages of the internet. He took over a Benin team that couldn’t score goals nor pick points and now they are beginning to do that little by little. He is gradually helping them back to their feet.

        Rorh was never going to be Nigerias coach for eternity, but when you sack a Rohr and replace him with Eguavoen and Peserio, then you deserve all the disaster that befalls your national team….LMAOO.

        The fact the peserio is even paid twice as much as Rorh was being paid, but y’all are now weeping in demand for a more pragmatic and realistic tactic like that of Rohr gives me more reasons to laugh at you all….LMAOoo

  • Footballfanatic 7 months ago

    Lesotho ranked 150 something….Zimbabwe ranked 125…All the lsesotho players play in either the South African League or in t hei village in Lesotho… Zimbabwe’s starting goal keeper players for a local club called Chicken inn . Well since our next WCQ are in June next year….I think Peseiro should be left to handle to team knowing this team will probably not reach the Semifinals and then he can be fired but then NFF still owes him a backlog of salaries that they have to shell out…Na wa ohh

  • BigCole 7 months ago

    Some people are defending Rohr and while some are with Peseiro but as me I will say that the lever at which Nigeria is now, we are far bigger than both coaches but due to that we have one of the poorest, corrupt and most disorganized FA or football governing body…we will still be seeing things like low level football country.

  • Well, well guys Rwanda is leading South Africa 1 – 0. 20 minutes played. I think we’ll still nick the group’s ticket. This is a cheap group and I don’t think South Africa is our strongest group rival. I’ll rate Zimbabwe and Benin ahead of them, having watched all the games so far,

    • Rwanda 2 – South Africa 0. 35 minutes played. is God not wonderful?

      • Justin 7 months ago

        Yes o Kel, hope Rwanda can keep the score line like that, but this rwanda boys are also good no be lie. Benin vs Lesotho is just so boring, and some people are clamoring for Rorh to come back. smh

      • Rwanda’s pitch is the same one Eagles fluffed their lines against Zimbabwe. Which means Nigeria would most likely drop points away to Rwanda as it stands. No rejoicing yet because eagles are still dead weight

      • As it stands, Rwanda will lead the group heading into June, followed by South Africa, then Nigeria and Zimbabwe, then Lesotho, and Benin at the rear.

      • I feel this is about the cheapest group and Paseiro wants to bungle it for us.

  • Bomboy 7 months ago

    Paseiro is a poor coach, but even if you bring in Jose Mourinho to coach the SE under this same NFF, we wouldnt fare better.

    When Enyimba won the CAF Champions league, they had a governor Orji Uzor Kalu who was determined that it would happen. They won it twice with TWO DIFFERENT COACHES. This implies that the real reason Enyimba won was the governor. Yes, the coaches did their part, but without the governor, their best wouldn’t have been good enough. The proof of this is that as soon as governor Kalu stopped sponsoring and motivating the team, they lost relevance in the competition.

    The power behind the success of any team is the combined effort of the administrators, the decision makers and the sponsors.

    Until the NFF clean up their act, we will keep seeing these disappointing performances from the Super Eagles.

    Yes, Paseiro is poor, but who hired him?

    Who renwewd Rohr’s contract at a time they should have thanked him for the bronze medal he won and let him go after his contract expired? Instead, they renewed his contract and REDUCED HIS PAY!

    How did they expect an average coach to be motivated by reduced pay?

    When Rohr agreed to sign a contract that was designed to insult him, I knew the man would perform badly. The same scenario is repeating itself again with Paseiro.

    I have said it before in another post that the buck stops on the table of the NFF. Until we realize this, we will keep fighting over the average European coaches they hire.

  • Mr Hush 7 months ago

    @ Dr Drey

    As much as I agree with you on many fronts, I find it unnecessary comparing espresso and lungo coffee;they are both bitter!
    I know it’s your prerogative to support whenever you deem fit but you would agree with me that at the time,Rohr Stagnated. And currently, Peseiro hasn’t proven himself.

    Whatever our stance, I know you and all would concur with me that Nigeria should always take priority.

    Let’s proffer solutions going forward knowing fully well that Rohr ( no matter his past good deeds and shortcomings with us)presently, is our rival and we would be playing against him. And that matters more.

    • Dr. Drey 7 months ago

      Hahahaha, Mr Hush, What is the point of preferring solutions when some people would rather die than agree that there are not more than 7 days in a week as long as it is Dr.Drey that says so….LMAOoo.

      The solutions y’all are now looking for were the ones some of us stoutly defended in the face of massive disrespect and insults back then.

      Nobody ever said Rohr should be Nigeria’s coach for life, I personaly maintained then that the only way we would make progress was to put sentiments aside and get a better coach.

      But if we couldn’t pay Rohr his 25-35k per month as when due back then, only a fool would have thought it was possible to get a coach of better quality with better profile. And if you cant get a better replacement, what sense is in sacking the one you currently have but intentionally sabotaging. Even despite consciously sabotaging him, as they confessed, they still knew he would do well in his next assignment but still went ahead before sacking him will become too difficult…..LMAOoo.

      Ive never seen such a dumb set of managers and administrators all my life.

      Rohr stagnated and still gave us 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in his last assignment….what a way to stagnate.

      I’ll rather take Rohr’s stagnation than take the peak of the disasters that we have replaced him with.

    • Bomboy 7 months ago

      @Mr Hush, God bless you for being so objective.

      Rohr was average, and then became poor. Paseiro is also not better than him. That is not difficult for any SE loving supporter to see.

      The day the NFF starts hiring competent coaches and giving them conducive conditions to do their work, our SE will prosper.

  • Ololo 7 months ago

    South Africa is currently losing by 2-0 to Rwanda.. what this means is that our group is totally open anybody can win it..

    I’m glad the next games for world cup qualifiers will be in June next year and after the Afcon.. if our boys can get their rhythm in the afcon and some of the boys replaced with better players I see them getting back to the top in the group….

    From now till June is alot of time in football .. alot would have changed.. and our next Gamez are against South Africa and Benin games that winning will push us further to claiming the group….

    One mistake our players made was underrating Lesotho in the first game.. they were losing chances believing they will have alot of them.. unknown to them once Lesotho got their goal they intended to pack the box and waste Time.. we were very fortunate to get that goal by ajayi because the plan was to defend with their lives… These players should learn from this especially a player like lookman who was playing for himself against Lesotho and not releasing the ball for others to score…

    Can we get back to the top? I think we can .. we look like a team that will be difficult to score against and not get back to equalize the game.. if not for Uzoho not going his job with that free kick I doubt Zimbabwe would have defeated us..

  • Ako Amadi 7 months ago

    RWANDA 2 SOUTH ACFRICA 0

  • Dr. Drey 7 months ago

    Rwanda doing the Lord’s work…bailing our arrogant ass out of another disaster…LMAOoo

    Thank you, Amavubis…!!!

    The nff should send flowers to thr rwandan embassy first thing tomorrow morning

    • Ndubest 7 months ago

      I tell you @Dr Drey there is hope from a hopeless situation. The South Africans are not fantastic afterall. Game on! Thanks Rwanda for keeping hope alive. Can we do the needful now the group is thrown open? I think we can if we do the right thing. Rwanda cannot beat us at home. Lets handle South Africa in our next match and see how it goes. This is goodnews.

      • Dr. Drey 7 months ago

        Hey….Caution.

        Yall have started underrating the south Africans now just because they lost on a waterlogged pitch where they couldn’t play their usual pass and move type of football.

        It’s such mentalities we take into games and then get brought down back to earth.

        Our 2 games have shown we aren’t any fantastic too.

  • Guys, friends and foe, why not let’s suspend these discussions on sacking Peseiro please until after Nigeria’s performance at the Afcon?

    I make that plea as someone not entirely expecting the Super Eagles to lift the Afcon trophy, even though nothing other than lifting it would make my day. But I guess I am trying to be realistic in managing my expectations.

    For those Eternal Rohr fans, even the German tactician played a cautious brand of football, reticent of the capabilities of our players. He never placed our players on the same lofty pedestal as we fans do, which makes me wonder whether – within the context of international football – these Nigerian players are really as good as we think they are.

    Peseiro appears to match fans assessment of Super Eagles players, so much so he would unleash them to bully opposition teams into submission. But so far, without being insulting, our players our proving to be pitiful paper Goliaths with many brave Guinea Bissau Davids on the continent bringing them back to earth severally.

    Love Eguavoen or loath him, he was unshakeable in his belief that these same players would translate his formation and tactical instructions in a manner that would bring victory against Tunisia and Ghana. He was proved wrong on both occasions.

    So, whether Rohr, Eguavoen or Peseiro, shouldn’t we Nigeria fans just be humble in what we expect of these players regardless of which coach is in charge?

    Even the NFF chieftain interviewed on X said this same Peseiro hasn’t seen one Kobo of his wages for several months, yet we Nigeria fans want Peseiro to perform miracles and make the Super Eagles walk on water.

    And when it comes to “performance”, yes I have often criticised Peseiro but he hasn’t been that bad and his Super Eagles haven’t been awful. Just like Eguavoen, his method is just missing one or two crucial components. If he can discover what is missing and then plugs it in place in his tactics, then performances will improve dramatically.

    Let’s start this way: there are no more minnows in world and continental football. North Macedonia knocked mighty Italy out of world cup qualification and Rwanda are topping a world cup qualification group which has more celebrated teams like Nigeria, Benin (yes Benin) and South Africa.

    Yet in the current climate – and despite being owed very many wages – Peseiro qualfied us for Afcon with a game to spare and record number of goal scored (against São Tomé and Príncipe: Ghana scored 4 goals and conceded 1 against this same team whereas Peseiro’s Nigeria scored 16 unreplied goals) and the Super Eagles are currently undefeated in the same world cup qualifiers that bitter rivals South Africa already lost a game. In friendlies, outside the match against Portugal due to Emmanuel Dennis’ petulance, Nigeria has only been defeated by our traditional 1 goal margin defeats.

    So, has it really been that catastrophic under Peseiro, if we are to be honest with ourselves?

    You read the reviews of very many fans on Facebook, X and this platform and you will think the Super Eagles are going through an apocalypse or are facing an existential threat under this Peseiro. Haba! my people, let’s slow down.

    I like what Peseiro is trying to do and the identity he is trying to slap on the team and how players are trying really hard to buy into his philosophy.

    But questionable goalkeeping, poor player arrangements, profligacy on the part of Chukwueze, Awoniyi and a few others and midfield shortcomings have all contributed to thwart Peseiro’s efforts. Also, I worry that Peseiro doesn’t seem to have a viable plan B and seems clueless in manufacturing corrective measures; even Eguavoen would revert to 4-1-4-1 if all else fails. But Peseiro seems to be one dimensional, having said that he has been remarkable with substitutions as Iheanacho, Simon and others have proven to be game changers.

    Summary:

    Left to me, Peseiro is decent enough to take us to the Afcon. The man is hungry for success with the Super Eagles and his players are fighting for their places and trying hard to buy into his philosophy.

    That said, my Afcon expectations remain low because I am only hoping that he will be able to address shortcomings in his methods in a timely manner.

    But he has earned it, after all he did qualify us for the tournament.

    However, my trump card is this: we have a get-out-of-jail card with Peseiro. With the bar of expectations raised as high as Afcon semi-final qualification, why don’t we just wait for him to fail in Afcon so that the NFF can trigger his termination clause without any adverse financial consequences?

    After the Afcon, whichever way, we are sure to start from a clean slate: either with another coach for world cup qualifiers after Peseiro has been sacked or with a well rejuvenated Peseiro if he miraculously meet or even exceed his Afcon target.

    Patience guys, just a little patience!

    • Sugar Daddy 7 months ago

      My dear brother, you have spoken loftily ! It appears the problem is not just Peseiro. The manpower at his disposal speaks alot in the successful translation of his tactical intentions.

      GOAL KEEPING –

      It’s obvious that the goal keeping department needs to be upgraded. You can’t give what you don’t have. I will suggest the recruitment of better personal in that department. The coaching crew needs to be overhauled as well…Uzoho and okoye frankly are mediocre. They are surely not the best that can come out from Nigeria. Scouting for good but technically sound keepers should commence immediately and getting better technical training manpowers will compliment this.

      DEFENCE –

      The Nigerian defence needs to be streamlined and disciplined. Basset is being played out of position in the center of defense. Awaziam, zaidu will come handy in subsequent matches with umeruo to stabilise, bring some calm with team experience. The wing backs in Aina and Samuel should be fast enough to win back possession while retracting when we lose possession in the middle thereby augmenting and holding for the middle to quickly organise possession. The engineering and tactical prowess and the coaches tactical prowess is won at the middle. The speed, transition, Gile, energy, possession and style are translated…it would almost be 442 while in the opponents final third and 352 when transiting then …

      The personal to effectively translate should sorted quickly. We have Yusuf, iwobi, Daga and the former U20 captain, onyeka…etc but some of the personnel as it stands now are not effective. They simply don’t have the speed,guile and ability to read movements of the attackers. It appears they are afraid to take on their opponents as well as use and cover the space… look for technical ballers! Possessional football is the way to go… like this you dictate the pace establish you game…

      ATTACK –

      OSIMHEN, ORBAN, ONUACHU, VICTOR, MOSES, have the ruthlessness the team deserve in the final third. They just need the synergy from the mid field… chukwueze is losing it. He doesn’t fit into the team presently. Same with Aribo, Awoniyi and moffi…

      The coaching crew needs to sit down and do a proper evaluation of the team personnel in the interpretation of tactics. The hunger, the zeal and enthusiasm to deliver must be measured alongside the other team members.

  • Codex 7 months ago

    You know he did play in an 4-3-3 against Zimbabwe especially in the first half before reverting to his tried and tested 4-4-2 in the second when the SE were chasing an equaliser.

    So maybe he’s not too one dimensional at all but seriously he needs to fill his midfield with athletic box to box midfielders who are defensively sound to provide adequate cover in midfield.

  • Ifeanyi Odogo 7 months ago

    Dreg have said it all, Nigeria is a team without good midfielders that can pass the ball, this is what Argentina national team suffered for years, great strikers all over the world without midfielders, who then can supply the ball, that’s why Rohr played the system that always get us results but we refuse to appreciate him, and some will even say then that with the abundant talent in Nigeria, Nigeria did not need coach to qualify for tournaments but in a sincere truth Nigeria does not yet have a team, abundant of strikers, without no single committed midfielder and goalkeeper, how do you win your matches, ask this your coach when last has he watched any Nigerian league match. Ahmed Musa said it all, when you have a family in Nigeria, you know that you are ready to die on the pitch to get a result because fans will abuse your family but when you get all these players abroad who thinks they are doing you favor abandoning the country of their birth and playing for Nigeria,full of uncommitted players that is not going to take risk for injury,after all how much will Nigeria pay them to compare with what their clubs pay them. 2013 Nations cup is complete example where all our players was based abroad but Keshi brought this unknown guy Mbah and benched that guy from Spanish league, and we saw the result ofcommitment. Commitment is far more important than skills, our falcons is not rated in world cup but we saw the result of committed girls. The worst is still yet to come except some good coach who is ready to take positeve risk and search out some committed players in our local league.funny enough any player from local league that plays national team only one year ,a lot of clubs from Europe will come seeking their signature. Real Madrid just signed 17 years local player from Brazil who is already in the national team.but our coaches are looking already made so far he is playing outside Nigeria

    • Na wa o. Why can’t you guys move on from this barely competent Rohr? On here, you might think he is Guardiola. Rohr this, Rohr that….

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